I think this year's coin has the most artistic of all the eagles in the series. The majesty of the bird as it soars in the air, leaps off the coin. I am impressed with the strike and cameo on the 1999-W. It is very difficult to find the reason as to why it is not a PR70DC but, if you look very closely, under 10x, there is the slightest and smallest of marks on the reverse, directly under the "m" of "unum." Let me quote Maxwell Smart, "missed it by that much."